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The Etheric Apect of Reality

The Etheric Apect of Reality

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Mechanisms of Magick

Mechanisms of Magick

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Ritual

Ritual

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Immortality

Immortality

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About the Authors and the Work

About the Authors and the Work

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Pneuma/Subtle Energy

Pneuma/Subtle Energy

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Ars Vercanus Book Trailer

Ars Vercanus Book Trailer

March 27, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

A brief book trailer that captures the spirit of magick using art, imagery, and music.

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Union Via Sacred Sex

Union Via Sacred Sex

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About the Authors and the Work

About the Authors and the Work

March 26, 2014 | By | 1 Comment

For as long as humanity has existed, there have been those skilled in the occult arts.  Such individuals are capable of transforming the self, perceiving the subtle aspect of existence, and affecting reality via nonphysical means.  In every culture, across every era, shamans, magi, mystics, and seers have refined their arts.  This has produced a […]

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The Etheric Aspect of Reality

The Etheric Aspect of Reality

March 26, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

The ultimate nature of reality has been explored within the mystic and philosophical traditions of various cultures.  This ultimate reality has been described in various ways and by many names such as Brahman, ParamaShiva, the Tao, and the One.  In attaining states of inner stillness and expanded awareness the magus may achieve a deeper more […]

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Pneuma / Subtle Energy

Pneuma / Subtle Energy

March 26, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

The continuum of existence may be described as a spectrum from subtle, ethereal phenomena to dense, material manifestations.  Reality at the etheric level consists entirely of a numinous, subtle energy.  This subtle element has been pondered by philosophers and mystics for millennia.  It has been known by many names including Chi, Prana, Aether, and Pneuma.  […]

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Ars Vercanus Book Trailer

Ars Vercanus Book Trailer

March 26, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

A brief book trailer that captures the spirit of magick using art, imagery, and music.

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Mechanisms of Magick

Mechanisms of Magick

March 25, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

Material Reality is Affected by Etheric Means via the Action of Etheric Convergence All material phenomena possess an etheric aspect beyond their apparent physical attributes.  The material and etheric aspects of any given subject are two sides of a single unified continuum.  Thus, changes made to the etheric aspect of a subject are translated to […]

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Union

Union

March 24, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

Boundless Union ~ Communio Infinita Through the technique of Boundless Union the magus may transcend duality and unify with existence at large.  This is accomplished by expanding the entirety of the etheric self into union with all things at the etheric level.  This expansion reunites the individuated consciousness/energy with the universal consciousness/energy that permeates, surrounds […]

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Ritual

Ritual

March 23, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

Ritual is integral to the human experience. It manifests in various forms in every culture. In the context of magick, ritual serves a variety of functions. Of primary importance is the effect of ritual upon the human mind. Performing a ritual dramatically alters consciousness. The elements of ritual direct the mind towards specific states of being. Additionally, […]

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Union via Sacred Sex

Union via Sacred Sex

March 20, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

Union via Sacred Sex ~ Communio Sexualis Sacra  Through sacred sex, two partners merge together to experience existence beyond the individuated self.  This practice entails exchanging male and female energies to create a powerful, nondual state of bliss.  During this sacred sex each partner perceives the other as a localized manifestation of the divine universal […]

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Experimentation, Innovation, and Syncretism

Experimentation, Innovation, and Syncretism

March 13, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

I see much experimentation, innovation, and syncretism within modern magick, paganism, and esoteric philosophy.  This spirit of innovation is reminiscent of the magically potent syncretic traditions that came into being in Greco-Roman Egypt through the Hellenistic period to late antiquity in sites such as in Alexandria.  These eclectic traditions merged together the magickal and philosophical […]

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Vijnana Bhirava Tantra

Vijnana Bhirava Tantra

March 12, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

Below is a link to a lovely online copy of the Vijnana Bhirava Tantra, a classical Tantric text  presenting 112 meditation techniques used to attain nondual states that unite the individuated self with the immanent yet transcendent ultimate reality.

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Immortality

Immortality

March 11, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

Immortality ~ Immortalitas In the context of Vercanus magick the term immortality refers to the survival of the etheric body after death.  Destruction of the material body does not necessarily destroy the etheric body.  With proper training and transformation the etheric aspect of the self may remain fully functional after death.  The untrained individual has […]

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Paths of Immortality

Paths of Immortality

March 10, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

The quest for immortality is undertaken for many reasons. The path of immortality chosen is dependent upon the basic nature and personal preference of the magus. Common paths of immortality pursued include etheric exploration, conscious reincarnation, service to humanity, continual knowledge, eternal union with a deity, and eternal love. Whichever path is chosen, it need […]

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Divination

Divination

March 8, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

Divination ~ Divinatio Divination is the practice of acquiring information via magickal means.  Temporal divination allows the magus to perceive the future and the past.  Divination of the present is used to perceive the complex web of causality and underlying etheric phenomena that shape events in the now.  Remote viewing is the perception of distant […]

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Etheric Entities

Etheric Entities

March 6, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

Etheric Entities ~ Entia Aetherica The art of magick often involves working with etheric entities. The term etheric entity refers to a nonmaterial energetic being. At the etheric level, pneuma has evolved into complex energetic patterns. As these patterns increase in complexity they manifest the typical behaviors associated with living beings. A sufficiently complex etheric […]

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Online Collection of Ancient Talismans

Online Collection of Ancient Talismans

March 6, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

Below is a link to a collection of over nine hundred chiefly Graeco-Egyptian and Roman magickal talismans created from gemstones.  One could spend hours browsing this collection of beautiful magickal artifacts from the ancient world.

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The Work of the Psychopomp

The Work of the Psychopomp

March 5, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

  The Work of the Psychopomp ~ Opus Psychopompi The psychopomp provides counseling, guidance and healing to the deceased. This work can greatly ease transition of the spirit into the next phase of existence, particularly in instances of unexpected death or situations in which the deceased has unresolved issues. The departed may be called upon […]

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Healing and the Art of Magick

Healing and the Art of Magick

March 5, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

Etheric healing treats disease and injury by affecting the etheric body of the patient.  The healer identifies the etheric aspect of a given illness then uses magickal techniques to treat the illness at the etheric level.  The material and etheric aspect of the body are two sides of a single unified continuum.  By treating the […]

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Working With Magickal Substances

Working With Magickal Substances

March 4, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

Working With Magickal Substances ~ Opus Materiae Magicae Certain material substances contain unique types of pneuma that exert specific effects upon reality at the etheric level.  Magickal substances typically consist of plant, mineral, or animal material.  Etheric Perception is used to identify magickal substances and determine the properties of the pneuma contained therein.  Substances possessing […]

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Working with Symbols

Working with Symbols

March 2, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

Working with Symbols ~ Magia Symbolica Within the context of magick, symbols may be used as gateways to pools of energy and consciousness within the Universal Etheric Field, meditative focal points, or receptacles for pneuma technikon.  Certain symbols possess innate power.  These symbols of power are typically ancient glyphs used repeatedly by magi over time […]

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Defensive Magick

Defensive Magick

February 15, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

Defensive Magick ~ Magia Defensiva Defensive or protection magick is used to prevent harm from being done to the self or others. Various potential threats exist. Magickal attack from another magus, although rare, may present a valid concern. More common are attacks from non-magickal individuals intending physical, mental or emotional harm. Attacks from hostile etheric […]

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Dream Magick

Dream Magick

February 15, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

Dream Magick ~ Magia Somniorum Sleep induces profoundly altered states of consciousness collectively known as dreaming. During ordinary states of consciousness the etheric centers are narrowly focused upon material reality. During sleep the centers expand, shifting consciousness away from material reality and towards etheric reality. This shift in consciousness and complete disassociation from the material self naturally induces Spirit Projection […]

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Collaborative Events: A Forum for Communal Ekstasis

Collaborative Events: A Forum for Communal Ekstasis

February 14, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

Events such as Lucidity and Burning Man are of vital importance in that they are reintroducing a powerful form of communal ekstasis to modern Western culture.  They do so by providing an open forum for spiritually and culturally meaningful ecstatic states of being.  Through music, dance, art, ritual, and group cohesion, these gatherings shift consciousness […]

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Union

Union

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PantheaCon 2015

PantheaCon 2015

January 19, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

I recently had the pleasure of attending PantheaCon to speak on an authors panel. This gathering of the pagan and magical tribes was a profoundly moving and transformational spiritual experience.  Gatherings such as this are reminiscent of ancient pre-Christian gatherings such as the pilgrimage to Eleusis in Ancient Greece, the pagan Scandinavian gathering at Upasla and […]

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